Archive - July 15, 2015

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To help you pick the 'Winning Writer' here are More facts about this person
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Additional Facts about the Peace Corps' Most Successful Writer
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Which RPCV is the most successful Peace Corps writer?

To help you pick the 'Winning Writer' here are More facts about this person

To help you pick the ‘winner’ here are a few more facts about this writer. This writer has written 19 novels, 17 of which have been New York Times bestsellers First novel published received the Mystery Writers of America Edgar award for best original paperback mystery novel of 1978 Second novel published was made into a HBO movie Third novel was sold to 25 foreign publishers and made into a mini-series starring Brooke Shields Third novel was also a Main Selection of the Literary Guild Four novel was a Book of the Month Club section Fifth novel was a Main Selection of the Literary Guild and a Reader’s Digest condense book Sixth novel was a Book of the Month Club Section Seventh novel was a Main Selection of the Literary Guild, and selected by the Book of the Month Club Writer was also awarded a Distinguished Writers Award Writer has . . .

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Additional Facts about the Peace Corps' Most Successful Writer

Additional Facts about the Writer Served in the first decade of the Peace Corps Peace Corps assignment was as an Administrative Assistant to Director of Foreign Trade, also worked in the National Planning Agency as a transport economist attached to the Harvard Advisory Group Has a law degree Has appeared before the United States Supreme Court Pioneered the use of the battered woman’s syndrome in four murder cases Freed two innocent men sentenced to life in prison for murders they did not commit In college took one Creative Writing class and received a C + The writer had never met anyone in publishing or anyone who had written a novel before publishing one The writer’s next novel will be published by HarperCollins in 2016 The author’s hometown

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Which RPCV is the most successful Peace Corps writer?

Now that, I thought, would get everyone’s attention. What Peace Corps writer in the 54 years of the agency  has made the most money from his or her books, earned the most awards, sold the most books, had the most books on the New York Times Best Seller List, and had their book(s) made into movies? You pick your writer from this list. All winners will  win a special ‘Peace Corps’ prize (from me). Here are the candidates. Post your choice in the Comment Section of the blog and tell us why you think so….yes, you can google to get facts and figures. If I have missed any writer you think should be on this list, please let me know. jcoyneone@gmail.com The list. T. D. Allman (Nepal 1966-68) Lauri Anderson (Nigeria 1963-65) Ron Arias (Peru 1963-64) Jim Averbeck (Cameroon 1990-94) Bill Barich (Nigeria 1964-66) Donald Beil (Somalia 1964-66) Tom Bissell . . .

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